Anyone who does a lot of reading know about "Mount TBR": That's the pile of books you have just waiting To Be Read -- the books you want to get to, but haven't yet. This brings us to this week's Weekend Assignment:
While nowhere near as popular as you on oh, so many levels, I still manage a formidable TBR , in my case, list, as I am too poverty-ridden to be able to purchase too many books ahead. Still, there are a few.
Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series, Books 3,4,5 and 7 – I've actually acquired these, after reading Book 6, Thin Air, which I'd picked up off the rack at Wal-Mart and loved from the beginning.
The Diabetes Diet: Dr. Bernstein's Low-Carbohydrate Solution (Both recommended by several PWD's I trust)
Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan
You Don't Love Me Yet: A Novel by Jonathan Lethem
Hell's Belles (Hell On Earth: Book 1) by Jackie Kessler
Twilight (Twilight, Book 1) by Stephenie Meyer
Magic or Madness (Magic or Madness Trilogy) by Justine Larbalestier
Pretties (Uglies Trilogy, Book 2) by Scott Westerfeld
Peeps (Bccb Blue Ribbon Fiction Books (Awards)) by Scott Westerfeld
The Pacific Between by Raymond K. Wong
Deadly Errors by Allen Wyler
End in Fire (Roc Science Fiction) by Syne Mitchell
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith by Cordwainer Smith
Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith
The Crazy Years: Reflections of a Science Fiction Original by Spider Robinson
The Counterfeit Heinlein (Gerald Knave Science Fiction Novels) by Laurence M. Janifer
The Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana by J. Neil Schulman
Fat White Vampire Blues by Andrew Fox
Paddling in Paradise: Sea Kayaking Adventures in Atlantic Canada by Alison Hughes
And that's just the books on my Amazon “Wish List”... there are many magazines, catalogs, newsletters and the like that weren't included but are amongst the daily or weekly "must read" piles.
Have a great weekend. All my love to your lovely wife and daughter. Good luck on your progress towards meeting the dread deadlines. I feel for you ... or is that just my iced tea glass I'm feeling for?
Post Scriptus: I almost always prefer the book over a movie made therefrom. However, in the (thankfully rare) case of books made from movies, I have found the books to be sadly lacking. Little more than screenplays stripped of the script formating.
[AUTHOR NOTE: Just click on the link at the top to get a blank copy of this week's question and to have the link to the venue where you post your link to your answers. Don't post it here as only the rarest of cognoscenti ever read the Weekend Assignment here. Too much of an acquired taste, I fear. Something like stewed Monkey's Balls, I'm told...]